Zimmerman Gets $150K Bail

    George Zimmerman appears before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. Friday, April 20, 2012, during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. Lester says Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin. He claims self-defense.  (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

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    A Florida judge granted bail to George Zimmerman on Friday, but said the accused killer would not be released immediately. The judge set bail at $150,000 for Zimmerman, who faces second-degree murder charges in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman apologized to the teen’s parents for the “loss of their child.” George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie Zimmerman, testified by phone that her husband is “absolutely not a violent person.” As a condition of his release, Zimmerman will wear GPS monitoring. His release date is unknown.

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